Meaning of STATIC in English

/ ˈstætɪk; NAmE / adjective , noun

■ adjective


not moving, changing or developing :

Prices on the stock market, which have been static, are now rising again.

a static population level


( physics ) ( of a force ) acting as a weight but not producing movement :

static pressure

OPP dynamic

■ noun [ U ]


noise or other effects that disturb radio or television signals and are caused by particular conditions in the atmosphere


(also ˌstatic elecˈtricity ) electricity that gathers on or in an object which is not a conductor of electricity :

My hair gets full of static when I brush it.


statics the science that deals with the forces that balance each other to keep objects in a state of rest

—compare dynamics


( NAmE , informal ) angry or critical comments or behaviour



late 16th cent. (denoting the science of weight and its effects): via modern Latin from Greek statikē (tekhnē) science of weighing; the adjective from modern Latin staticus , from Greek statikos causing to stand, from the verb histanai . Sense 1 of the adjective dates from the mid 19th cent.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.